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Are We Still Left in Stitches?

In the fall of 2010, an adult film star reportedly shut herself in a hotel restroom while Sheen reportedly went berserk on a violent tear. The film star actually filed a report, but no arrest followed.  Most recently, just a few weeks ago, Sheen threatened to decapitate his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, and mail her head to her mother. Should we be surprised that the past 20 years of Sheen’s blatant violence against women has not scathed his career?  His twitter feed has reached Guinness World Records proportions, with over one million followers in the short period of a few days following the opening of his account. 

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Sign Up for the National Women’s Law Center’s & MomsRising Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Sign-up today to be part of the Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Take part in this important anniversary by blogging about why the law is important for women and their families, how it’s helping you, or why keeping the law strong is important for everyone. It’s simple to get involved: register your blog to participate in the blog-a-thon and send us a link to your blog post the week of the Affordable Care Act anniversary. On March 23rd and 24th, NWLC and MomsRising will be updating our websites with blog posts from across the blogosphere.

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Morning Roundup: Price of Preterm Birth Prevention Medication Skyrockets

Preterm birth medication cost will go up 150 times due to exclusivity contract, FBI arrests suspect in Fresno Planned Parenthood arson case, Georgia moves to only allow abortions to be performed in hospitals, and Senator Rand Paul connects abortion, light bulbs, and his toilet. And he really hates his toilet.

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Denied treatment for a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy? We want to know.

Here at the National Women’s Law Center we are trying to identify instances where this practice may have occurred. What happens when women with pregnancy complications go to the emergency room for treatment? If you or someone you know has experienced a delay or denial of treatment, we want to know. Help us bring this hidden issue out from the shadows: share your story with us.

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Making the Grade on Women’s Health

Are women in America healthier than they were 10 years ago? Which state and federal policies can help improve women’s health?

 

Join the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST for our special Making the Grade on Women’s Health webinar and find out more about women’s health on the state and national level.

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5 Myths About the Catholic Vote And How to Counter Them

Think you know how Catholic voters feel about the issues and how they’ll vote in the elections? Think again.

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MDG Film Fest: Poverty – Sin Nombre

Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, features Sin Nombre,  a film about MDG #1, eradicating poverty and hunger globally.

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(VIDEO): Dancehall and Infertility: No Less Than A Woman

Dancehall music is known for a lot of things, but talking about infertility among Caribbean women is not one of them. Three years ago, female deejay Lady Saw created a song about the topic and her message still resonates with women today.

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Health Reform 2.0: Contraception is Integral Preventive Care for Women

As health care reform goes from law to policy, contraceptive services and supplies need to be fully covered under “preventive healthcare.”

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Rape Culture No More: What the Medical Community can do to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Several complex and interconnected social and cultural factors have kept women particularly vulnerable to violence directed against them, all of them manifestations of unequal power relations between men and women.  The acceptance of violence as a means by which to solve conflict as well as fear of and control over female independence and female sexuality are just some of the contributing factors that allow violence against women to persist. How are the public health and medical communities implicated in all of this?  What can they do to address violence against women not just as a legal issue, but as a fundamental human rights health issue that requires medical attention, clinical care, and sustainable public health interventions?

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